I'd Segment That...
Never should you ever skip profiling in onboarding in B2B PLG.
Know thy customer - a testament everyone abides by. But what exactly do you know about your customers? Usage data, inaccurate 3rd party something, and selective user interviews. Is that enough? I think not.
Profile during activation
In B2B PLG (product-led growth), where the sign-up and activation process is self-serve, you need to know (1) who they are, (2) why they came to you, and (3) what they are trying to accomplish. Because only then can you segment usage/revenue data to understand who you are winning with and offer meaningful personalization. This means asking them questions, during onboarding, in a scalable way (not only in selective interviews!).
Profiling impact on activation
Yet many are paralyzed with the old fallacy: onboarding needs to be minimized, and each step removed will lead to a higher activation. This is not true.
Asking meaningful questions right after the sign-up experience *does not* result in drop-off rates in activation. In fact, it often increases them! Bec…
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